Argentina to pocket $42m for winning 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
The Argentina national team will take home $42 million after winning the FIFA World Cup on Sunday.
The Lionel Messi-inspired La Albiceleste lifted the FIFA World Cup for the third time on Sunday evening after defeating the French national team 4-2 on penalties in a pulsating final played at the Iconic Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
The match ended 3-3after 90 minutes and extra time with the mercurial Messi scoring twice while his PSG teammate, Mbappe, netted thrice for the deposed world champions.
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FIFA had budgeted $440 million in prize money for the World Cup, allocating a whopping sum of $72 million for the two finalists.
Le Blues will take home $30 million for their efforts in the Gulf State.
The prize money for the winner of this year’s tournament is $4 million higher than the $38 million France won four years ago for defeating Croatia in Russia.
Croatia pocketed $27 million for placing third in Qatar while the Atlas Lions of Morocco will earn $25 million for its fourth-place finish, Africa’s best since the tournament started in Uruguay in 1930.
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